Posted by on Nov 23, 2011 in Recipe | 3 comments

Tomorrow’s Thanksgiving! I’m sure some of you are busy prepping your dishes to cook for the big dinner already, while the rest of you are just sitting back and salivating as you think about what a wonderful dinner you’ll be feasting on…all due to another’s hard work of course!

Ahh, that’s always the best¬†way to enjoy food. Not having to work for it that is. Or does the saying go along the lines of things tasting better if you work for it? Hrm…

With fall and Thanksgiving a few things besides turkey come to mind, and one of them is undoubtedly sweet potatoes. Slightly sweet and beautifully orange, these gals make a nice counterpart to their pale but equally starchy cousins. If you’re already serving up mashed potatoes, but want a sweet potato dish as well, try out these quick, easy, and healthy¬†baked sweet potato fries as an appetizer!

All kids love french fries, which is exactly why none of them are fooled by the apple slices in McDonald’s happy meals. Instead of trying to bargain with them to eat something healthy along with their fries, indulge their demands without having to feel guilty with these baked sweet potato fries!


  • 6 sweet potatoes
  • EVOO, salt, pepper
  • cayenne pepper, paprika

Preheat your oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

If you’d like to leave the skin on your fries, make sure to thoroughly wash the sweet potatoes. Otherwise, peel the potatoes first.

Arrange your fries in one layer on a baking pan or sheet, try not to crowd them too much. Bake for about 20 minutes and they should be fork tender and slightly browned.

Let cool for about 5 – 10 minutes before serving, this gives them time to firm and crisp up a bit otherwise they’ll fall apart like mashed potatoes masquerading as fries.

As you can see, this recipe is so simple that there really isn’t much to it. Measurements of spices will vary depending on how flavorful you’d like your fries to be. Experiment and play with the different types of (healthy) fries you can make!

Good luck, enjoy, and a very Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

~ AJ ~

Photographs taken and provided by AnnMarie Hwang


  1. Nov-23-2011

    Love this recipe…didn’t realize this is so easy to make!

  2. Nov-23-2011

    Lol, i wonder how good those taste, Very interesting!

  3. Nov-23-2011

    There’s always the option of frying them if you want crispier fries, but after baking and cooling they have a somewhat crispy exterior as well. =) I made mine a little spicy (with the cayenne and pepper) to offset the potato’s natural sweetness.

    Let me know how you guys like it, and thanks for the comments! ^^

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